Search Results for: salmon

Political snapshot ’09Q2: lower Snake dam removal

Weeding through the records emerging from Judge Redden’s courtroom and the Obama administration’s latest meeting (distilled best by EarthJustice), it seems that Redden will not finalize a plan for Northwest Salmon until early August, 2009.  We in the orca and … Continue reading

Who will be the NW Regional Admin at NOAA?

Interesting that only the NW region has a politically-appointed administrator; the other 5 regions have career admins… It took 9 months for Bush Administration to post Lohn to the job. Will Obama/Lubchenko act faster for the sake of our salmon … Continue reading

Near-record low chinook quota

There are hints here that the chinook runs in 2009 are expected to be mediocre… clipped from wdfw.wa.gov April 08, 2009 Contact: Pat Pattillo, (360) 902-2705 2009 salmon fisheries approved Washington’s 2009 salmon fishing seasons, developed by WDFW and treaty … Continue reading

Act to restore the ESA

Here is a link to a site where orca and salmon advocates can write Salazar: http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/1201/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=27107 clipped from seattletimes.nwsource.com Interior secretary should repeal Bush’s weakening of the Endangered Species Act By Joe Scott OUR new Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has … Continue reading

Elwha dam removal timing

Good news for Elwha salmon from the March NPS newsletter. Might dam removal begin in 2011, instead of 2012? I’m trying to keep track of the timeline (and be sure it doesn’t slip backwards) here. clipped from www.nps.gov Work Progressing … Continue reading

Habitat use

Gregg Schorr for Brad, dive behavior Is dive depth related to prey preference? Do dive rates vary between pods, day/night, years? Is frequency of max dive depth constant over time? Prey field mapping in Sept, 2004 (after sockeye, during fall … Continue reading

SRKW health

Pete for Steve Rafferty, epidemiological and pathologic findings Only 10/81 confirmed SR deaths and 4/142 of NR were beach cast and available for post-mortem examination.  Infectious pneumonia is most common reported cause of mortality (60% of those necropsied).  We now … Continue reading

Contaminants in SRKWs

Sandra O’Neill, Contaminants in salmon We’ve heard that S and N residents are both eating mostly Chinook.  Why are the southern residents more contaminated than the northern residents? Contaminants in fish are determined by: where they live what they eat … Continue reading

Prey relationship talks

8:35 John Ford, resident KW foraging ecology What may have caused the simultaneous declines in the N and S residents during the late 1990s?  Nutritional stress? We compared expected and observed births and deaths, where expectations were based on period … Continue reading

Earth Hour

Here’s an opportunity to act (at least symbolically) for resident orca and WA salmon by reducing electricity (mostly from hydropower) demand for a special hour: 8:30-9:30pm this Saturday, March 28. On March 28 you can VOTE EARTH by switching off … Continue reading